Geneva residents have a new option for their cable television, Internet and phone service.
MetroNet has been installing fiber optic cable and infrastructure in utility easements throughout the community after the City Council approved a franchise agreement with the company in 2017. These easements are typically a strip of land running along the street, the sidewalk, the rear lot line or between two lots.
MetroNet will notify residents three times prior to construction commencing in their neighborhood.
A letter will be mailed to residents several weeks beforehand.
A postcard reminder will be mailed as the project start date draws closer
Yard markers (pictured) posted on the property serve as a final reminder to alert people that crews will be installing underground and aerial equipment in the next few days.
Each neighborhood will take about six to eight weeks to complete. The fiber network installation project started in fall 2017 with build out for the entire City expected to conclude in early 2021.
Once construction is finished, MetroNet will restore lawns where digging has occurred. Residents are then encouraged to water the impacted areas following the grass repairs.
After the fiber network has been installed, people will have the option to sign up for MetroNet’s television, Internet and phone plans or maintain their existing services with their current provider.